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Interesting news on Wireless Genie mini client

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by tpm1999, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. tpm1999

    tpm1999 Legend

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    The weaknees blog has some interesting news about the Wireless Genie mini client. It looks like a base station needs to be wired into your SWM system to connect the wireless C41. This makes sense since the current double hop when using the wifi on an HR44 and Wireless connection kit+C41 can be a little problematic to get enough bandwidth sometimes.

    http://www.wkblog.com/tivo/2013/06/directv-wireless-genie-client-c41w-information/

    As soon as the wireless C41 comes out I will probably be trading in my wireless connection kit + C41 setup.

    Any beta testers want to comment on this? ;-)
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    well, I guess someone is spilling the beans,....
     
  3. tombo114

    tombo114 New Member

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    more garbage, wireless sucks, what they NEED to do for the WHOLE HOME GENIE is elimanate the client boxes, put all the guts into the GENIE and run each tv's wires from the main box, wireless is too flaky
     
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    DirecTV already has a great system for wiring Genies and TVs. Wireless is for those who cannot or will not run wire.
     
  5. tpm1999

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    Dbstalk... The only tech site on the web where a large number of users are anti-wireless. No wonder it took directv until 2013 to finally put wifi in one of its boxes.
     
  6. CDJohnson25

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    FWIW, and with a bag 'o salt...

    installer at my house yesterday stated some "higher ups" have the wireless units at their homes testing them. One had the Genie (broadcast unit?) in the basement, and the wireless client in 3rd floor opposite side of house, and streaming was excellent.

    oh yeah, October.

    /em takes his empty salt truck home.
     
  7. RAD

    RAD DIRECTV A-Team

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    more garbage, wireless sucks, what they NEED to do for the WHOLE HOME GENIE is elimanate the client boxes, put all the guts into the GENIE and run each tv's wires from the main box, wireless is too flaky

    You mean like putting an RVU client in the TV so only a coax to the TV and a DECA is needed, like Samsumg and Somy do today?
     
  8. carl6

    carl6 Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I guess we're just smarter :grin:

    In reality, wireless can work fine in many environments. But wired will ALWAYS work reliably whereas wireless can sometimes not work reliably. Wired is much easier to maintain and troubleshoot. Wireless is much easier to install. So there is no "perfect" answer. I use all wired connections in my LAN, except for my tablet (which does not offer that option).
     
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  9. RAD

    RAD DIRECTV A-Team

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    I agree that wireless is not the best of options, but it's good to have the option available when it would be I possible to pull a coax to a location.
     
  10. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    No like running a central location from your HR34 or 44 that ANY tv can use , Not just the most expensive TVs from Sony and Samsung!
     
  11. wingrider01

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    No it is totally useless in my house, completely unable to pull a wireless signal on the 3rd floor due to structural build out, brick and steel I-Beam construction. Besides why limit to the mediocre speed and lack of reliability of wireless
     
  12. nuspieds

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    Of course! What do you expect from a site that where that large number of users have Satellite HD and 3D content? We will always prefer the best possible and most reliable connection.
     
  13. tpm1999

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    For some reason I have no issues streaming HD to my Roku... But if you do the same with television/satellite it is the worst idea ever thought of... This is a silly place.
     
  14. HoTat2

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    But in fairness, who's real fault is that?

    DIRECTV, or the manufacturers like Sony and Samsung who only choose to incorporate RVU capability in their most expensive TV models?
     
  15. HoTat2

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    I personally am not necessarily doubting the viability of WiFi for steaming the satellite HD in many home environments, but am curious as to how well WiFi can handle the additional complexity of the simultaneous interactive UI for RVU that streaming devices like the Roku don't have to deal with.
     
  16. damondlt

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    My guess Directvs. Why would it be samsungs or sonys? My Guess Directv came up to Samsung and Sony to produce this feature in their sets.
     
  17. HoTat2

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    Possibly true, but which sets? Any proof DIRECTV specified its only to be incorporated on their most expensive models?

    Aren't the royalty payments to DIRECTV likely the same regardless of the model of the set which includes the RVU technology?
     
  18. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Samsung and Sony may have no choice but to put them in the higher sets. You don't know what it cost for RVU. What if its $200 per set. That could make or break entry level tv sales. When your spending $2,000 on a tv , whats another $200.

    RVU isn't in a $300 tv cause their would be no way they could make a profit.
    My point instead of making Samsung or Sony put RVU in for directv, Maybe Directv can make a Media box, that requires only a coax to the TV.
    Like HR Media, to say a Swm and right to the TV. Remotes can be used in RF. HD goes through Coax OTA so that shouldn't be an issue.
     
  19. dennisj00

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    I've used wireless for MRV very early in its life and it worked well. I've used a wireless CCK to connect a genie client very successfully.

    If it doesn't work for you, I don't think that's Directv's fault. They're just offering options to hopefully accommodate everyone. Your option might be wired.

    Just got a Sony TV with RVU. Don't need it because I have 2 HRs there. But it's another option.

    Everybody thinks it's all about 'me' - themselves. There's a big population out there.

    Oh and the Sony TV remote has a NETFLIX button. Guess what they paid for that!
     
  20. damondlt

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    Who cares , Everything has a Netflix button
     

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